Sandalwood powder - Santalum album
- from SE Asia
Great for incense mixtures or burning alone. Sandalwood powder is used to make body powders, creams, tinctures and more. Dark Sandalwood is very aromatic with a sweet musky aroma.
Synonyms: Chandan, East Indian sandalwood, white sandalwood, yellow sandalwood, the Great Receiver (due to the oils ability to absorb the aromatic molecules of other oils, hence its use in true Indian "Attars").
Origin: India, Indonesia, Ceylon, Australia, Pacific Islands, etc. The finest quality comes from the forests of India; Karnataka, Mysore, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.
Parts Used: heartwood, roots
Aroma Description: soft, sweet, woody base note with a delicate, spicy, oriental undertone
Emotional Attributes: relaxing, cleansing/purifying, strengthening, sleep, meditation, sensuous, love
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy; skin rejuvenation
Culinary Uses: essence is used to flavor syrups and milk desserts in India
Medicinal Attributes: bittersweet astringent herb that cools the body, calms the mind, relieves spasms, improves digestion. It has diuretic, analgesic and antiseptic effects, often used externally for skin complaints
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: healing, spirituality, protection, peace
Astrological Association: Cancer, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Taurus, Aries
Planetary Association: Moon
Season: Spring, Summer
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled essential oils and C02 extracts are available. Sandalwood is an widely used base note and fixative for the perfume industry. Threatened Species Alert: The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species now includes Sandalwood, Santalum album.
Mixes Well With: excellent all around base ingredient - aloeswood, benzoin, borneol camphor, cassia, catnip, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, copal-black, juniper, labdanum, lavender, musk seed, nutmeg, palo santo wood, patchouli, rhubarb, rose, saffron, sandarac, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla, vetiver, etc.
Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.Prices:
Per ounce/28 grams $11.00
Per 4 ounces/112 grams $41.75
Per 1/2 pound/224 grams $79.00
Per pound/448 grams $145.00
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